The Sunday Times just dropped its highly anticipated Rich List, which ranks the wealthiest people around the world. Data from the list shows that it is actually entrepreneurs and self-made business people who dominate the top spots — not just those with inherited wealth. While, of course, there are dynasties that keep passing their companies and wealth down in the family, such as the owners of Koch Industries, Walmart, and even the L'Oreal cosmetics empire, there are an increasing amount of self-made billionaires from across the globe. Click through for a look at this year's richest.

Words by Lianna Brinded for Insider

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